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An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


April 3, 2004 - Issue 110


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Opportunities - Page Two


Here you will find listings of:


  • Positions Available - including Fellowships and Internships;
  • Scholarship, Award and Grant Information; and
  • Event Announcements.

We will update this page if we receive additional opportunities for events, etc. that will occur before our issue publication date.


We receive these announcements from various sources including Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP) and NativeShare


To view additional listing from previous issues, click here Opportunities Button



Position Announcement:

Title: Regional Extension Educator, Crops (Three Full-time Positions Available)
Capacity/Program Area: Agriculture, Food and Environment (AFE)
Deadline: April 22, 2004
Location: Extension Regional Centers in Albert Lea, Hutchinson and Worthington, Minnesota
Interview Dates: May 25-27, St. Paul Campus

The REE-Crops will bring in-depth expertise to cutting-edge crop issues by applying his or her expertise to AFE programs and priorities. The REE will employ multiple delivery systems to educate producers and other agricultural professionals via seminars, workshops or non-credit courses. He or she will collaborate with University faculty and others on applied research. The REE is responsible for program development and delivery, attention to diversity, use of scholarly/scientific research, effective partnerships, use of technology and continuing professional development.

This position is accountable to the Area Program Leader in Crops for program direction, performance evaluation and personnel actions in her/his supervisory role

Submit letter of application, resume, three current letters of reference, and transcript(s) for all completed college degree programs (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), to:

Betty Davidson
University of Minnesota
College of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences
277 Coffey Hall, 1420 Eckles Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108
Telephone: 612-625-7061 Fax: 612-625-1260

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Position Announcement:

TITLE: Executive Director, Center for Independent Living - Fresno
SALARY RANGE: $38,400 - 42,000 + benefits


  • Executes policies established by the Board of Directors and keeps the Board informed on implementation of these policies.
  • Submit timely reports according to the specifications of CAPH grantors.
  • Oversees the overall program development and maintenance.
  • Oversees the fiscal systems.
  • Oversees the maintenance of existing contracts and grants, and seeks, develops, and negotiates new contracts and grants with public and private sources.

To Apply: Submit cover letter, resume and the names and phone numbers of three professional references.

Attention: Cleide Klassen
Center for Independent Living-Fresno
3475 W. Shaw, Suite 101
Fresno, Ca 93711-3200
Fax: (559) 276-6782

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Position Announcement:

Title: Staff Accountant

Clear Channel Radio seeks a Staff Accountant to perform day-to-day accounting functions focusing on accounts payable. The ideal candidate will be a hardworking, organized professional with the ability to multi-task and have great interpersonal skills. A high level of enthusiasm, personal integrity and commitment are essential.

Please send cover letter, resume with salary history, and references to:
Clear Channel Radio
Attn: Dina Odak
99 Revere Beach Parkway
Medford, MA 02155

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Position Announcement:

Title: Executive Director,
Southeast Minnesota Sustainable Development Partnership
"Experiment in Rural Cooperation"

Application Deadline: April 19, 2004
Initial application screening will take place immediately after this date.
Position will remain open until filled.

Location: Extension Regional Center, Rochester, Minn. or vicinity

The Executive Director supports the Experiment in Rural Cooperation Board of Directors and its research, education, and outreach projects. The Executive Director must have an understanding of university-based research, education, and outreach processes; a basic knowledge of agriculture, natural resources, tourism and/or sustainable development; an ability to lead a process of shared decision-making between local citizens and University faculty; and community engagement skills that build partnerships. This person must also have managerial skills to oversee several projects at one time. The Director must be a catalyst and team builder who supports the University's community engagement mission. The primary geographic area served includes Goodhue, Wabasha, Winona, Houston, Fillmore, Olmsted, Mower and Dodge Counties. This position requires travel to communities and evening work.

For more information on the Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships, please visit the statewide web site at

For more information about this position or the search process contact the search committee chair, Mel Baughman, 612-625-1288 or

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14TH Annual American Indian/ Alaska Native Professor's Association Conference

"The Future of Indigenous America: Interdisciplinary Views From the Not so Ivory Tower"

The theme for this year's conference examines issues facing First Nations People and the vision of tribal scholars and the academia in advancing relecant scholarship. We invite paper presentation, panels, or roundtable discussions from established and emerging scholars/graduate students.

Proposals should be submitted to:

Michael Stewart- 785/749-8428, ext. 325
Haskell Indian Nations University
American Indian Studies and Social Sciences
155 Indian Avenue
Lawrence, Kansas 66046

For more information, contact:

Dan Wildcat - - 785/832-677
Venida Chenault- - 785/749-8494

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Information Contact: Oglala Commemoration Committee

OGLALA SD - The 5th Commemorative Event is scheduled for June 26, 2004 (Sat) at the in Oglala SD on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. (Known as the Oglala Lakota Nation.)

The Lakota Student Alliance and Kansas City AIM Support Group jointly sponsor the annual event to honor and
remember the lives lost during the 1970s Civil War on the Reservation and to also raise awareness toward the unjust imprisonment of AIM member Leonard Peltier whose incarceration resulted from a Shootout incident between AIM members and Federal police agents at Oglala 29 years ago. It is also an event which promotes reconciliation and healing for the 1970s events with emphasis on alternatives or restorative justice.

Activities begin with a Spiritual Ceremony conducted at the Gravesites of Joe Stuntz, Anna Mae Aquash, and Jun Little; A memorial walk ends at the Jumping Bull Property; a Community Dinner and a Concert commences at the Loneman School in Oglala.

Musical Guests includes a solo Performace by Red Thunder's Robby Romero, Anishnabe Artist Wayquay; Lakota Rockers Steel River Band; Folk Singer Jim Page; Oglala Hiphopper Storm; Spyderzback of Pine Ridge , Pine Ridge hiphoppers Native Era , and Dale Alan.

Speakers at this event will include distinguished characters who played a vital role in the justice movement for Leonard Peltier: Bruce Ellison, Peltier Attorney for 27 years from Rapid City will discuss Globalization as well as and update us about Leonards case; Vernon Bellecourt , AIM Spokesman from Minneapolis MN will discuss Racism in Sports and Media; more speakers to be announced.

We invite all concerned people to come join us this very historic day to celebrate and share.

Oglala Commemoration

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Native Wellness Conference

One step at a time, WALKING is traditional Native American activity.

San Diego is host to the annual Native Wellness conference this April 4-8, 2004. The conference theme is 'Connecting the Circles... Creating Our Paths to Fulfillment'. This theme acknowledges that one's wellness journey involves a commitment to healthy living in the many circles of our lives. Healthy living is not only important to our personal survival and successes, but also to the survival and successes of our families, our work settings, and our communities. The Town and Country Resort, 500 Hotel Circle North location will present: workshops, speakers and cultural activities for the entire family. This is a fee based conference see the calendar for complete details.

This Native American notice is a respectful service. For 7/24 Native American event review and calendar information:

Roy Cook: writer, curator, Opata/Osage-Mazopioye Wichasha

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Employment Opportunities at the Central Office of the
National Mental Health Association

Internship Opportunities – Summer 2004
The National Mental Health Association, a nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness, is seeking undergraduate and graduate students for its internship program. The program is designed to provide a unique opportunity for students to gain real-world work experience relevant to their academic and career goals. Internships are available in certain departs, such as: Administration, Affiliates, Communications/Media , Executive Office, Healthcare Reform, Marketing/Publications, and World Federation. See the internship program section of this web site for more details or to apply online. Other application options include sending a resume to NMHA/JDL, 2001 N. Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311, a fax to (703) 684-5968, or an e-mail No phone calls please. EOE

Publications: Senior Director of Publications
National Mental Health Association seeks professional to run busy publications department, oversee production of various newsletters, Web content, and all association publications from development through production. Candidates must have 8-10 years experience, excellent health writing, editing and creative concept skills, supervision, management and cultural competency experience. Send resume and writing sample to LBM at or fax to 703-684-5968. EOE

Affiliate Relations: Administrative Assistant
National mental health advocacy organization seeks a highly organized administrative assistant with excellent customer service skills to assist in responding to affiliate requests, coordinate meetings, maintain affiliate information and database, help coordinate communication to affiliates, and provide general support to the department. Prefer college degree and general database. Salary commensurate with experience. Send resume to National Mental Health Association Attn: JH, 2001 Beauregard Street, 12th Floor, Alexandria, VA 22311, Email: or fax (703) 684-5968 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. EOE

Development: Administrative Coordinator
Nonprofit seeks admin support for fundraising team in fast paced growing environment. Duties are filing, data entry, editing, scheduling, and internal/external communication. Requires strong communication skills, focus on detail and multitasking. Microsoft Office is essential. Raisers Edge a plus. Excellent benefits/salary. Please send resume and writing sample to: NMHA, Attn: LBM, 2001 N. Beauregard Street, 12th Floor, Alexandria, VA 22311, fax: 703-684-5968 or email to: EOE

Development: Senior Director
National voluntary organization seeks senior director of financial development, a fundraising professional with a proven and verifiable fundraising track record. Previous supervisory experience required. Duties include supervising staff of no less than four. Goals include:Assist program staff with raising annual budget of 8-10 million, including overseeing proposal development and identifying program sponsors. Manage existing and cultivate new relationships with corporate, foundation, and individual donors. Develop training tools and provide technical assistance to community affiliates across the country.

The position requires an applicant have at least a BA, strong supervisory experience, and no less than 5 years experience in fundraising, (preferably in healthcare); excellent communication skills, a successful fundraising track record. Excellent starting pay and benefits offered. Send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to, Attn: LBM, P.O. Box 16810, Alexandria, VA 22302-0810, fax 703-684-5968, or email: No phone calls. EOE

Administration: Accounting Manager
National non-profit seeks experienced accounting manager. Duties include G/L, A/R and A/P management, reconciliations & assistance in the preparation of financial statements and annual audit. BS in Accounting or equivalent experience considered. Previous non-profit accounting work a plus. Individual must be detail-oriented, have direct supervisory experience, demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills, and proficiency in MS Office. Salary is commensurate with experience, excellent benefits. Send resume and 1-2 page writing sample. Attn: JLN, NMHA, 2001 N. Beauregard St., 12th Floor, Alexandria, VA 22311, or fax: 703-684-5968 or email: No calls please. EOE

Federal Affairs: Government Affairs Associate
The National Mental Health Association is seeking a highly motivated self-starter to join federal affairs team. Responsibilities include legislative advocacy, policy analysis, grassroots coordination, and some administrative support. Successful applicant has work experience in federal advocacy or legislative policy, excellent written/oral communications, and strong computer skills. Please email resume, cover letter, writing sample to NMHA, Attn: RI, 2001 N. Beauregard Street, 12th Floor, Alexandria, VA 22311, fax: 703-684-5968 or email to: No phone calls please. EOE

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